If you are a fan of Salsa music, then the Cuban Pavilion was the Folklorama event for you. The venue at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., was under the management of eight year veteran master of ceremony and Director of Cuban Pavilion, Miriam Martinez.
The first group of female and male dancers wore colorful costumes with the men donning black coat jackets with red details on the sleeves along with black dress pants, while the women wore wearing green bikini swimsuits.
The highlight of the evening was the final number, featuring a group of little kids, teenagers and adults dancing all together to the Cuban Salsa music. It was intense, interesting and sensuous with a bit of a modern Salsa twist.
The food was delicious especially the arroz blanco with white rice and chicken. Patrons were excited to try the drinks such as the cultural beverage, Cuban Expressor, and the legendary Carajullo with whipped cream that tastes so good.
For domestic Cuban drinks, the Pina Colada and the Cuban Premium Sprite on the rocks were very popular drinks.
The one thing that was lacking was the cultural display. They did have an area with some elegant and beautiful paintings by Cuban artists. However, overall that was the extent of the rich and colorful Cuban Culture on display at this pavilion.